South Carolina Wins Google Contest

The South Carolina Association of REALTORS® was one of 10 winners worldwide in a promotional campaign sponsored by Google. The associations submitted a story about how and why it moved its information technology system to Google Apps, a bundle of Web-based computer applications.

The prize was a billboard (pictured above) sponsored by Google, which was erected in Columbia, S.C., near the association’s office.

“Google Apps enabled our association [11 staff] to eliminate downtime, eliminate license fees for software and spam filters, reduce staff, and reduce our IT costs—total savings of over $50K a year,” says association CEO Nick Kramedyes.